Hostel Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Estamos buscando apoyo para el turno de recepción

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Yoga classes
Take free yoga classes at our place.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
6 weeks

The Experience

Estamos buscando Voluntarios de todo el mundo para unirse al equipo para llena el lugar de buenas vibras, grandes recuerdos e historias de todas partes Estamos buscando apoyo para el turno de recepción ,con dos días de descanso, son turnos rotativos e igual somos flexibles con los días que planees un viaje.

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  • Intermediate English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 22 and 36 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

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Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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23 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 16 Meeting international travelers
  • 12 Practicing English
  • 5 Practicing Spanish
  • 2 Creating true social impact
  • 2 Immersing in the local culture
  • 2 Meeting locals



I loved the hostel, the volunteers, the managers, the location, everything was great. I had an awesome time with them, the tasks are really fair and easy, and the breakfasts in exchange are delicious, the rooftop and the activities are awesome :)

11 months ago

Amitai replied

Hello Laura! So good to hear from you! Thanks a lot for all your help, we had an awseome time together!

United States


I would not recommend other travelers to work at the hostel, specifically travelers from diverse backgrounds. The owner can be extremely verbally abusive towards volunteers and I have watched him make volunteers cry-- as he does not speak to people with respect nor dignity. What made me leave the hostel specifically was that a guest was extremely racist, calling me the N-word, and instead of removing this guest from the hostel-- he spent the whole time yelling at me about how I should not care and neither does he. This ruined my volunteer experience, and I quit the hostel 14 days early.

over 1 year ago

Amitai replied

Hello ! Allana is a very good worker and i highly recommend her to every body that want to hire her as a volenteer. unfurtently she left earlier then should this because she heard from another volnteer that a client talked about her ( not sending her loundry on time or somthing like that, a humen error ,those things happen) like "billow her nose" saying the N word. the other volenteer told it to allana only the day after , and not to me the manger amitai. allana then had a very intensive reaction for 2 things : 1- for being called that word behaind her back. 2. for thinking that all the other volnteers have gossiped behind her back about it because she been notified the day after.
Allana called me and was totally in shock from that, i , in that call have been geard about this situation for the first time . tried to relax her and told her that i understand her and that i need to hear what heppned from the other volenteer, also tried to be simpatetic with her and told her that i understand her as a jewish person that traveled the world alone 8 years and still today far from home that im getting antisametic calls ans talks all the time and if you let those type of thoughts tuach tou they will win. from that point allana looked at me differntly, for her the whole hostel was runed by a racist i think because i didnt just say ok i understand you, but what can i do it touched a dark spot in my soul as well so i hed to share it, i know today it was the wrong time psychologicly. we tried to have a converstion the day after , allana insisted that i have to be more understanding to that matter and start to explain to me that im a bad person if i dont do the things she wanted me to do that im gasligting and dont see the people just talking and not listening , i have asked her a simple question, how from a person that says the n word that talk become about my manger abilites in that moment i undertood that we dont see eye to eye anymore and wished her for the best. I have talked to the client the fallowing day and told her that in MAUI HOSTEL we are excpting that type of talk and if she have those type of opinios in her stay her to keep it for herself. the client didnt understand what i was talking about , probably deny it in her head but has sayd that she will be relax and do not cause any more problems and apologise if she hurt anybody.
Me as a hostel owenr cannot control the people that enter to our hostel, i can reacet to what heppen and thats exctly what i explaind to allana, she agreed with me but unfurtently coldent let go from the situation.
I understood her. Therefore , as i said at start of my review , i recommend allana , i think she will be a very good help in everything yoall will ask from her. best of luck !!!



The hostel was amazing! The volunteeer team was incredible, we were like a family and we had so much fun together. Playa del Carmen is a great place with a lot of activities and tours to do around Riviera Maya. The location of the hostel can't be better and breakfast is really good (note: you don't have free breakfast when you are off). They are super flexible with the shedule. The job at first seems a little bit difficult but at the end you will get it for sure. Amitai, the owner is a good person. Very strict but if you do your job well he will acknowledge that. Room is good

over 1 year ago

Amitai replied

thank you sofi! Maui will alwyas have a place for you!



It was a great experience, the hostel is really close to the beach, great location. The work is not difficult at all.

over 1 year ago

Amitai replied


United Kingdom


Good fun, lovely hostel

over 1 year ago

Amitai replied

Thank you J!! you are good fun

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